In her essay on Jacquetta, Philippa Gregory uses original documents, archaeology and histories of myth and witchcraft to create the first-ever biography of the young duchess who was to survive two reigns and two wars to become the first lady at two rival courts. David Baldwin, established author on the Wars of the Roses, tells the story of Elizabeth Woodville, the first commoner to marry a king of England for love, and Michael Jones, fellow of the Royal Historical Society, writes of Margaret Beaufort, the almost-unknown matriarch of the House of Tudor. The Women of the Cousins’ War will appeal to all.
Our world today - from the phone in your pocket to the car that you drive, the allure of social media to the strategy of the Pentagon - has been shaped irrevocably by the technology of silicon transistors. Year after year, for half a century, these tiny switches have enabled ever-more startling capabilities. Their incredible proliferation has altered the course of human history as dramatically as any political or social revolution. At the heart of it all has been one quiet Californian: Gordon Moore.
"Interesting back story"
Zurich, that decorous Swiss city, is already preparing to celebrate next year the centenary of Dada. A preliminary brochure provides a map showing 80 sites in the city with associations to Tristan Tzara, Hugo Ball and his companion Emmy Hennings, Walter Serner, Hans Arp, and a few more, all of them fathers (and a mother or two) of Dadaism. Who, you ask, who? Forgotten, the whole lot of them, and yet they did their bit to shift contemporary culture.
Promising Forecast is the true story of five men who start out on a well-planned and exciting deep-sea fishing trip that quickly turns into a harrowing experience. Without any warning, their boat suddenly sinks 30 miles offshore. Shocked and disoriented, they find themselves stranded and helpless in the water for almost 19 hours with only lifejackets and a strong will to live. Each man reacts as the realities of danger and death confront them.
"Impressive story of survival"
Mass Motorization and Mass Transit examines how the United States became the world's most thoroughly motorized nation and why mass transit has been more displaced in the United States than in any other advanced industrial nation. The book's historical and international perspective provides a uniquely effective framework for understanding both the intensity of US motorization and the difficulties the country will face in moderating its demands on the world's oil supply and reducing the CO2 emissions generated by motor vehicles.
Kade Hollander is a worthless whore-mongering drunk wandering medieval England at the turn of the twelfth century. When a mysterious sentient sword appears at the end of a rainbow and tells Kade he only has days to live, his simple life of solitude becomes a desperate struggle for survival. With the aid of a talking toad, a sultry witch, and the magic sword, Kade must battle his way to the land of the dead to find the only hope of restoring his health.
"Five Star Narration"
Do you feel like God has turned his back on you? Have past or present circumstances in your life made you question whether God will help you today? Are you disappointed with religion and looking for a meaningful relationship with God? Wouldn't you like to know the truth about how much God loves you? If so, God Is Not Mad at You is your personal pathway to the enlightening truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ!
"Watergate Days" by Seymour Hersh, "Turbulence" by David Sedaris, "In Case of Emergency" by James Surowiecki, "My Women" by Edmund White, "The Great Game Gone" by John Updike, "The Gift and the Curse" by Sasha Frere-Jones, and "Aiming Low" by David Denby.
Obama’s simplistic reversal of American diplomatic tradition.
Robert Conquest exposed the horrors of the USSR.
In Israel, a play casts light on a crisis.
New documents on the remarkable, regrettable Unity Mitford.
Five classic, magical children’s fairytales brought to life and voiced entirely by KIDS aged 5-17!
"The Lobby", by David Remnick; "Escapism Express", by Ben McGrath; "High-Water Marks", by Rebecca Mead; "The Unfriendly Skies", by James Surowiecki; "The Jefferson Bottles", by Patrick Radden Keefe; "Screwed Up", by Nancy Franklin; "Travelling Man", by Sasha Frere-Jones; "Eastern, Western", by David Denby
"Name That Tone" by Louis Menand; "FIFA's Fiefdom" by James Surowiecki; "Reversing Roe" by Cynthia Gorney; "What I Learned" by David Sedaris; "The Dessert Lab" by Bill Buford; "Fine Tuning" by Sasha Frere-Jones; and "Prisoners" by David Denby.
"Deluded" by Steve Coll; "The S.A.T.'s Watchdog" by David Owen; "Printing Money" by James Surowiecki; "My Billy" by Paul Rudnick; "Citizen Penn" by John Lahr; "On Top" by Sasha Frere-Jones: Mariah Carey's record-breaking career; and "Tobacco and Drugs" by David Denby.
"Havel in Jerusalem", by David Remnick; "Grappling", by Nick Paumgarten; "The Quiet German", by George Packer; "The Sound of Sweden", by Sasha Frere-Jones; "Brushfires", by Alex Ross; and "Keeping Secrets", by Anthony Lane.
"Taking the Job", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Not Quite Cricket", by Alec Wilkinson; "Listening Party", by Ben Greenman; "Flashing Lights", by Sasha Frere-Jones; "Wiggle Room", by David Foster Wallace; "Dark Visions", by Anthony Lane
A few years ago, I noticed around half a dozen courageous companies beginning experiments to remove ratings from their performance management systems.
"Instant Replay", by Margaret Talbot; "Outbreak", by Richard Preston; "Meritorious", by Mark Singer; "Watching the Eclipse", by David Remnick; "Weirdly Popular", by Sasha Frere-Jones; "Surgical Strikeout", by Emily Nussbaum; and "The One", by David Denby.